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captions paid for by nbc-universal television welcome, everybody, to winesday wednesday, september 26th. so glad you're here with us today. >> we are all decked out. >> because we are going to rocky top tennessee. >> yeah. we are going the university on monday. >> i love this song. ♪ good old rocky top ♪ rocky top tennessee >> next monday we will broadcast from the campus to show the school spirit. the university of tennessee in knoxville. >> here is the deal. love you guys, if you guys are
in town at the university to come and see us. just head over to the university, first come, first serve, the party starts at 8 a.m., nashville time. >> i think that's -- >> 8 a.m. east coast time, right? and -- >> so, it is going to be fun. we hope to see you out at the campus. >> they are fired up. >> are they? >> the kids from u.t. are fired up. >> i feel bad for all the other campuses, doesn't mean they are not great schools. >> no, they were terrific schools. >> now, lady gaga, she is always getting everybody's attention. she has opened up about having a history of bulimia and anorexia, 26 years old and now she revealed she battles with those two diseases since he was 15 years old. >> she launched a new section on her web site called body revolution. she wants to inspire bravery in young people and revolution, too, posted two pictures of herself in lingerie. the caption read, bulimia and
anorexia since 15. again, everyone who is in the spotlight gets criticized. she announced she gained 25 pounds. we showed pictures earlier in the week. i remember in the video she was so waif thin. >> the danger going -- >> swinging. >> swinging so low and then you gain so much so quickly. but she thinks also we need to have much more compassion not only for each other because, let's face it, life is not a stagnant thing. you change. >> yeah. >> and much more compassion for yourself when you gain a few pounds and don't beat up on yourself, 'cause god knows the world gonna do that for you. you don't need any help. >> a lot of people suffering with that, they look in the mirror and no matter how thin they are, they are not thin enough. >> right. >> that's got to be one of the most debilitating. >> we have lost some beautiful, beautiful human beings. karen carpenter had the most gorgeous voice ever. >> yes. >> and gone to this horrible disease. so anyway, good for lady gaga. we don't often say that but good for gaga. >> talk about "the voice"?
i want to hear what you think? by the way "the voice" is killing it, winning across the board. >> i know! >> but it's such a great show, and so much fun to watch. there was a girl named cassidy pope who everybody fell crazy in love with all four judges hit their buttons, said she was going to be a star, who are you gonna choose? she chose team blake. >> but listen to her >> i'm gonna close my eyes. >> yeah, that's good. ♪ that's what's going on ♪ and nothing's right ♪ i'm all out of faith this is how i feel ♪ ♪ i'm alone and i am shaken, lying naked on the floor ♪ ♪ and losing never changed into something real ♪ >> okay what do you -- >> you know what, she is like a variation of dolly parton's voice. >> look at her. >> oh. >> pretty girl. >> no. she has got a lot of talent. >> now, they called her -- >> very crystal-clear voice. >> everyone liked her. loved her. i liked her. i was so surprised.
the chairs went bam bam bam. >> very reminiscent of when dolly started singing? >> really? >> listen to this woman. 55 years old. >> don't tell me. >> no it's important. >> she is young. >> yolanda barber, she sang her whole life and then she got laid off from one of the singing gigs, sang on a cruise ship and now she drives a school bus. the city -- a school bus. anyway, she got up there to sing and none of the judges turned. listen. listen. >> let me close my eyes. ♪ you can reach me by caravan ♪ across the desert like an airman ♪ i don't care how you get here just get here if you can ♪ [ applause ] >> somebody turn around! ♪ i don't care how you get here just get here if you can ♪
>> i mean, why didn't they pick her? >> she has a little bit of -- >> and what adam -- >> -- gladys knight to her. >> yeah. adam when he turned around said, oh, god, who's going to say how typed we were first for not picking her? but they are rounding out their teams and looking for specific voices. >> there are strategies involved. i remember when we played "the voice" you don't want to go with the first person. >> that's what i did. i didn't -- ♪ there's a -- >> boom. boom. as a result, i almost didn't have anybody on my team, i kept waiting to be wowed by somebody. >> i think that's what's happening here at the end. they are wondering who is left and they each have a couple of spaces left to go but i thought she was great i like she represented. it is nice to see, mid-50s. she is out there, shaking it. . what are you saying? >> good for her. not the end of the road for her. not the end of the road for simon cowell, doing all right. >> apparently. >> he had somebody come in and heal his house and then started dating carmen electra.
not sure what happened first. we all know carmen. >> here is the photo. if you look closely at the photo, it looks like he's into her. she may or may not be into him. hard to tell from that picture. apparently an onlooker at one of the restaurants were they were saw them making out. >> canoodling is a nicer way to say it, hoda. >> that's what they said. that would be an unusual couple, you think? >> i thought he was engaged. when did i miss that that he broke up with his fiance? the more interesting thing to me, he came and had this woman come to his home and heal his house. >> what is that? >> sounds like an exorcism, i suppose, without the spirituality. i don't know how it works, says because he is on remotes all the time and blackberry and iphone and e-mails and all of that, there was too much electric stuff in the air. >> can i say something? i think all the stuff and healing and energy? i mean, look, when i walk up to someone i immediately know if there's a good vibe or a bad
vibe right away. but there's a lot of talk about the energy and the space and crystaly stuff and i'm not into that kind of stuff. >> not into the aura and the ohm and all? >> not into that stuff. here is something, if you travel a lot and don't want to hear the sound of crying babies or children around you, there is an airline called air asia that is blocking off a section of seats for people without kids. >> yeah. quiet zone. >> they are not more expensive seats. >> it is for the long haul airbus trips, too, southeastern asia. they will reserve the first seven economy class rows exclusively for guests age 12 and above. >> there is apparently some kind of a bulkhead thing in between and the rest of the seats. >> it is discrimination of a sort. i know a lot of 8-year-old kids i would fly around the world with, so well behaved. a couple of 13 and 14-year-olds i wouldn't have lunch with. >> yeah. yeah. yeah. >> also, you can't -- remember when there was no-smoking zones and smoking? if you were the last -- if you
were in the nonsmoking section, you smelled all the smoke. there was nothing to keep it. >> kids are going to be screaming no matter where they are. >> called life, we have to get over it. we have to share this planet, one and all with each other. >> what is that? >> the answer to your dreams, hoda, for winesday wednesday. >> why is there a zipper on the back? >> you want to unzip it. >> uh-huh. >> and then you unwrap it. >> wrap it. >> and you get four glasses. >> oh. oh. they are mini individual -- i'm afraid to -- how do you snap them off? >> i don't know. i think this is getting a little out of control. >> these are four separate glasses of wine. how do you get them off? i'm afraid it's going to blow. >> oh. we are taking up valuable time on nbc news so that we can do this. learn. >> all righty. >> this is great. >> 14.99 on -- >> we have to -- careful. -- wines.com. >> taste it. >> i got to do it this way.
>> you know what, that's -- >> not bad! we are not one of the most influential women in tv, neither one of us. >> according to zimbio.com? >> and who's heard of that? >> nobody i know. >> actress melissa mccarthy, "mike & molly," "bridesmaids" under 30. honey boo boo >> you know what her real name is? alanna thompson. >> yes, it is. so congratulations there to her. let's just look for a minute. >> beauty queen. >> [ inaudible ] boo-boo child. >> a little therapy on that child. or there's a trip in front of judge judy. >> judge judy. yeah. >> she won for personalities. i love judge judy. >> she is one of the people who has maintained -- >> you know why? >> what? >> a lesson for everybody, to be in television, be yourself. >> yes. >> be original, be unique. she is a one-of-a-kind.
she doesn't fake it. if you go to lunch with judge judy, exactly the same way. a lot of people try to imitate her and you can tell. >> no. no. no. >> you can tell. >> behind the scenes, shawnda raines, "grey's anatomy" and "private practice." >> and ellen degeneres is top drawer, 13 million twitter followers, 3.5 million facebook fans. i have four. four total. >> you have heard of the wonderful, wonderful hospital down in memphis, tennessee. >> yeah. >> st. jude's, that takes care of so many sick children if they can pay or not. it's an amazing organization. this is a viral video that made both of us cry today. so, september is national child cancer awareness month. let's just play a little bit of it, okay, guys? ♪ nah nah nah nah nah nah nah
nah nah, hey jude ♪ ♪ nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah ♪ ♪ nah nah nah nah hey jude ♪ nah nah nah nah >> very sweet. say that. a part of that. there's marlo. who does so much for it. >> a friend of mine, i didn't realize he had passed away. this is going to be so sad for so many people. he had the perhaps the most beautiful male voice ever and that perfect pitch. andy williams died after a year-long battle -- 84 years old. he had pancreatic cancer. he's suffered with quite a few cancers over the years and things. a sweeter man you have never met. a total pro. died down in branson, missouri where he has the moon river
theater down there. >> that song touches so many generations. he recorded 18 goldens through platinum-certified albums. incredible. >> such a talented person. and we send our love to debbie and his children. all right. one of the guys who's come of the weeds unleashed his animal. >> we are going to chat with dr. justin kirk right after this. ♪ we're after the same rainbow' end ♪ i'm gonna read one of these. i'm gonna read one of these! [ female announcer ] unlike sprays and dust rags, swiffer 360 duster's extender gets into hard-to-reach places without the hassle. so you can get unbelievable dust pickup in less time without missing a thing. i love that book. can you believe the twin did it? ♪ swiffer. great clean in less time. or your money back.
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>> dammit, i got this [ buzzer ] >> killed your dog. killed your dog. killed your dog. >> happens when you work with a place full of animals. like here. justin kirk stopped by to say hey. >> hey. >> justin, you are madly promoting this because the premiere is tonight. >> it is tonight. the day we have all been waiting for. >> now, are you -- do you enjoy animals, by the way? >> you better? >> yeah. yeah. i really do. i had no idea. i mean, i had dogs growing up and stuff, but it's been the sort of secret gift of this job, always crazy animals around every day at work. >> just walking through the waiting room where you work is, any kind of an animal is going to show up. >> you know it's just ooh show. i don't really work there. >> i know that i know that might step in a little do do. have animals here all the time. >> we step in it. >> don't particularly obey the rules. >> our monkey has a diaper. >> but i'm talking -- >> there are others, you are right. there was a large snake that
took a big something one day and it looked like an omelette fell on the floor. >> you keep that in the show and -- >> i don't think so we are on wednesdays at 8:00. the kids. the kids. >> kids love potty humor. . that's true. >> because the animals are going to do their own thing, do you guys go with it and ad lib with it when things happen? >> luckily it is not a play, so we can do another take. look, there's the turtles. and hamsters. >> but, yeah, thins is the cardinal showbiz rule, never work with kids and animals and here you are -- not too many kids. >> no. that's the show following us. "guys with kids"? ? so animals are better than kids? >> i think so. i think he's got it over -- >> i have two kids, i agree with you. >> animals. >> i have three. >> bring them on the show. we will make them a star. >> you haven't seen our show, have you? >> bring them on our show. >> this is a very combative
interview. >> for those people animal lovers, justin, should they be at all concerned about the animals being treated well and safety of the animals? >> god no our animal people, first of all, most of our dogs and cats are rescues and all the animal folks that work on the show have devoted their lives to these animals and then put them live with them 24/7. crystal, the monkey. >> very famous. >> her handler, tom, it is one of the most unique, intimate, special relationships of any two creatures i have ever seen. >> these animals have their own union. things are good. . there's a lot of love on that set. >> in addition to this you have a couple of films comes out. >> oh, good. >> tell us. >> oh i wasn't ready for this we will see, a movie called "nobody walks" with lena dunham and an amy heckerling movie called "vamps," which is "clueless" with vampires. i play a sex addict ukrainian vampire with eyeliner and good clothes. >> not a stretch?
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time now to take a look at all the photos that made you stop and say "what the what"? sara, who is this week's top pick? >> i like how short what you have to say. our first photo comes from diane davis from south carolina. this is not burger king. you don't get it your way, you take it my way or you don't get the damn thing. >> wow. what was it? >> and prices subject to change according to customers' attitudes. yes, in a little country store in north carolina. i think like, if you are going to come in here, you play it my way. >> i like that. i think that's fun. >> good sense of humor. crystal christian from helena,
montana -- is it helena? >> tiny's gym, 24-hour fitness, chubby free food. >> where's chubby? >> tiny's gym, they are in the same -- >> next door? >> yeah. we all know that some days you have a chubby day and some days you have a tiny's day. monday a big old bloat day. >> next up, we have a photo from andrea foote. okay. so, look at this. petite diced tomatoes. >> oh, my gosh. >> mama's making spaghetti tonight. could you imagine if you got home and opened that can? >> hysterical. that is exact -- it's peaches. you're seeing that correctly. that is -- those are peaches. so -- >> wow. >> back to the store for this one. we're milking this one. >> you know what, we couldn't have gone on a streak forever, but dana from hannibal, missouri, sends us a photo.
>> hot tasty butts. >> every time she is on her way to st. louis. she sees this fine. >> that's cute. >> piggy's barbecue. >> a little bun. >> pork butt. >> and atlanta, georgia, sent this gem. look at this a set of creepy gnomes, $6. we're not even going to pretend those are normal. >> there is something creepy about gnomes. >> creepy and playing musical instruments, the one standing in the garden was weird enough. >> okay. >> finally jessica wright from rochester new york submitted this photo. >> one way. >> huh? >> there's a y and they're both one way. >> if these not confusing, i don't know what is, that is an actual road sign. >> maybe like a y in the road. >> main heaven. >> no, there's a y. and they are both one way? >> don't forget to send us your
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what is your dog's name? >> cody. >> how cute. >> this is a cutie. >> i don't know if he is going to be calm. might have to ask the -- >> go to auntie. >> all right. we are ready, kath. >> a lovely teacher from tennessee, a punch of tennessee folks. what is the dog's name associated with this theme music? ♪ who let the dogs out >> not that is it spike, snoopy, woodstock or linus? >> snoopy. >> yes! >> yes, indeed! >> iconic, right? called "linus and lucy" released in 1964 first on "a charlie brown christmas" but the met life commercial, been on the weather channel, on the "endeavour." everywhere. >> all right. great. go back across. >> from newark, delaware this actor played the owner of the lovable dog marley in the movie "marley & me" is it vince vaughn, tom hanks, ben stiller owen wilson? >> owen wilson. >> i'm having a very sad day. >> yes, you are, not for long. owen wilson so great in this
movie, sad. >> the movie was released in 2008 based off of the famous book and 22 different dogs played that naughty dog marley. takes a lot of dogs to get that one right. so, fantastic movie. >> what i want to rent. >> from lynn wood, new jersey, finish the lyrics to this elvis song. ♪ you ain't nothing but a hound dog crying all the time ♪ ♪ you ain't nothing but a hound dog crying all the time ♪ ♪ you ain't never caught a rabbit and you ain't no friend of mine ♪ >> good girl! [ applause ] >> wow. >> so, when this was performed on "the milton beryl show" in 1956 it caused a national outrage. em vis was known as elvis the pelvis, thrusting it a little bit. it caused outrage. one of rolling stone's best stocks of all time. >> great. back to you.
>> from market new jersey, what villain caps a litter of puppies in "101 dalmatians"? >> cruella daville. >> wow this is not a good day for kathie lee. >> not a good day. so cruella wants the puppies because she loves the softness of her fur, her name is a play on the words cruel and devil. put them together, cruella deville. >> what breed of dog is scooby doo? a beagle, a greyhound, a great dane or a german shepherd? >> great dane. >> okay. you are not giving any of those cds away. >> nobody wants them. >> 100%. the great dane was based on one of the creator's friends, they had a great dane and the creator was able to analyze it and look at this. and the show was going to be called "mysterious 5" originally. >> it was? >> didn't catch. i think they got it right.
>> what disguise does the grinch give his dog max on christmas eve? is it santa claus, a reindeer, an elf or a chimney sweep? >> a reindeer. >> wow! >> oh, my gosh. not one cd. not a single one. >> kathie looks a little worried. max is supposedly a beagle, we don't know. he is all the good things the grinch is not, dogs are loyal a good halloween costume. >> so this is our last one. >> also from new jersey, what was the name of the first film lassie starred in? lassie's great adventure, lassie come home, courage of lassie or the magic of has see? -- of lassie? >> lassie come home. >> been a sweep. may be the first time. >> i'm gonna say it. total sweep. >> the movie was released in 1943. pal is the original lassie. went on to star in six more lassie movies. hoda, known as one of the greatest animal actors of our time. really serious. his descendents went on to play
in the lassie movies as well. you go pal. >> great seeing you. good job at the emmys. >> thank you. thank you. >> do you have champagne wishes and caviar dreams? how to be rich and famous right after this. why should golfers take 5-hour energy? playing golf all day can make you tired. i've been taking the product for about a year. and, after taking 5-hour energy, i feel more energized. i have more energy. you know, i'm not tired anymore after taking it. i was skeptical but i decided one day i'd try it. 5-hour energy works fast. i have the energy to get through a meeting, to get through a workout. it keeps me alert for a long period of time, and keeps me going. on or off the course, play with energy, 5-hour energy. used dishcloths. they can have a history that they drag around with them. try bounty extra soft. in this lab demo, one sheet of bounty extra soft leaves this surface 3 times cleaner than a dishcloth. the cleaner way to clean. bounty extra soft.
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have you ever looked at reality stars like kim kardashian and bethany frankel and say, how did they get so rich and famous? >> they built an image and a brand, and you can too says the executive editor of "cosmopolitan" magazine. a five-part plan to help you start raking in the cash. >> supposed to find the thing first of all you are passionate about. >> you probably already have a thing you love doing, maybe it's shopping for shoes, but start thinking like a brand. you want to get really specific. don't want to be one of a million shoe bloggers out there, get specific, maybe it's finding sexy size 9 shoes, sexy, that specific, and make sure you're solving a problem. are there other people out there who are going to want the same thing because then they will
naturally -- >> how would you know that at first, though? >> something you care about and you want to -- >> you can find it. >> there will be other people. >> you say be the master of your domain. >> uh-huh. you need a place to send everyone, a website, right? and really easy to do. first, you need a name. all the good names are already taken. so a good formula is use your name plus your passion. so maybe it's hoda's sexy size 9 shoes. >> 9 1/2. >> i guessed 9 1/2. and then you want a fun tag line that tags personality, big feet, big sexy. >> nothing says sexy like that. sexy boats. >> this is important. make sure you use the same keywords in your website over and over again, the more often you have sexy size 9 shoes, the higher you will come up in a google search. >> what is the three-part formula? >> using social media, now you have your home base, pretty easy to set up, now you need to drive
people to it, what social media is about, you need to use it strategically, facebook is like a personal, intimate environment, you want to have conversations with your fans, ask their opinions but twitter is just about spreading great information, you want to send videos, pictures, links to interesting articles and it will have your name on it, bring people back to your site. >> sometimes people feel like those things are pushy, like is there a way that you can send something out that you intrigue people and they kind of lean in and they go to -- >> it's got to be good. don't send boring tweets. don't -- it has to be related to what you're doing -- >> cut through all the noise out there. >> people need to want it. but if you're solving a problem for them and really speaking to a need, they are going to want to get those tweets. >> when you say rich and famous, how rich can you get on being a blogger? >> so let's say with the shoe example. you start to build a following. people start coming to your site who also have big feet and want to wear sexy shoes. you get a sponsorship, maybe somebody like 9 west or cole haan who has that size and has sexy shoes who want to sponsor you, that's where the money starts coming in.
>> okay. okay. >> endorsement. >> exactly. >> the final step is -- >> something brand marketers call piggybacking, use people already well known for doing something like what you want to do you use their fame to raise your profile. comment on their blog or website and include the link on your website when you comment and people will go there and like your perspective and what you say will then check you out. you want to retweet their tweets so people associate you with their name and then you also want to invite better known bloggers to do a guest blog on your site, which people are often happy to do because they're flattered. >> i know it's not just me. must be one more person out there who just thinks people blog today and don't live. is anybody living a life or are they just blogging about other peoples' life? >> if you spend all your time shopping for shoes that is a true, real organic blog. >> i see what you say. you know what my concern is, just because so much more comfortable with machinery that we won't know how to talk to a human being the next time you are with one. >> i think you can marry the two experiences for sure. the best blogs are human beings
who are out doing things. >> yeah, not just sitting in the house. >> there you go nikki. >> thank you, darling. we are cruising along america's most scenic roadways, going to check out the best fall foliage right after this. >> good morning. here's your weather channel forecast. looking at storms once again throughout parts of the central plains into the ohio valley. could see some heavy rain, possibly some large hail and damaging winds out of this. also a chance for some storms in florida. cooler air filtering in from the north. highs only into the 60s for chicago, boston, lower 70s from new york to minneapolis. but then here comes that divide. you get south of the front, temperatures divided into some warmer readings is what we're looking for in the afternoon. upper 80s and some lower 90s expected later on today. that front still lingering around on friday from parts of
west texas all the way up into the northeast. while the weather's looking pretty good for the ryder cup there outside of chicago. temperatures going to be agreeable there. but just to the south chance for some showers and even some thunderstorms there. same story in southern florida. and we're going to slowly warm things back up throughout parts of the midwest, in particular the upper midwest. 76 now in minneapolis for friday, 70 in chicago. still hot relatively speaking in the southeast. upper 80s and lower 90s for many locations. that front sagging a little bit farther to the south. that's going to moderate temperatures a bit, looking at lower 80s, dallas plummeting with those readings, 78, areas to the north moderating to the warmer side. south of the front moderate together cooler side, north of it moderate together warmer side. that's what we're going to be seeing this weekend. on sunday there'll be a better chance for showers and a few thunderstorms within this. cooler temperatures throughout parts of the northeast from boston to new york lower to mid
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time now for today's travel >> and we are taking you on a trip to some of the country's most glorious colorful highways and mountain roads. >> yellow, amber and red hues, fall foliage is at its peak and fodor's executive director is here with the best destinations this time of year. nice to see you. >> fun time in the northeast, isn't it? >> beautiful. >> doesn't peak here in our tristate area, must be talking new hampshire, vermont, new england? >> yes, definitely starting to happen in vermont, continue through until mid-october, not later, seen things happening a bit later this season than years past. >> because of the weather in the spring and summer? >> exactly.
summer was so delayed this year we're seeing it happen later. >> what is the best time to head to vermont, wanted to go to that wonderful spot? >> if you want to go to the green mountain byway we recommend going now. but go well into october and see fabulous fall colors, lots of maples up there as well, all the classic red, rolling hills, farmland and you can also go to ben and jerry's ice cream as well. >> exactly. >> move to cooperstown, new york. >> cooperstown, new york, great destination if you're into beer and baseball what is more american than that in the baseball hall of fame, state fair and there's also the brewery which is the only -- brewery in the united states. a beautiful setting as well. you can taste your beer and see all the leaves turning there as well. >> really great. why don't we go to the blue ridge mountains in asheville, north carolina. >> that is a beautiful spot. >> i love it there, it's gloriously beautiful. >> gloriously beautiful indeed and one of the destinations you get to see all the color spectrum in fall. every possible color imaginable two big highlights, the blue
ridge parkway, which is one of america's favorite drives, you can bike that or drive it get off and go hike and climbing you built mother biltmore estate largest private residence in the united states, built for george vanderbi vanderbilt, has an amazing art collection and formal garden. >> look at that. that shot is gorgeous. >> gorgeous. >> colorado. >> oh, come on. >> just hearing the word. >> oh. rocky mountain high. >> indeed. lots of yellows. >> tell us about that area. >> the grand mesa national forest was a big pick for us. you can go up a chair lift there and see all the fall foliage all below you. it is a wonderful experience. >> wow. >> the area full of great lakes as well and lots of wildlife, where you really start to see moose and elk. great destinations for hiking, go camping as well. it is terrific. >> black hills of south dakota. >> you get to see mount rushmore in the fall, framed with the
yellow leaves and school is back so fewer crowds. you can take the kids with you and go on a prairie safari there country bear usa and go and drive and see the animals. with your kids. it's fantastic. >> not just mt. rushmore but crazy horse is unbelievable. thrilling to go to crazy horse. >> one more shot in oregon? >> the columbia river gorge is spectacular, great romantic destination, first scenic highway built there, too. >> i have heard of that. >> wow. >> oh, my god. >> yeah. a bit lower than the grand canyon, imagine driving on bluffs almost the height of the grand canyon, look down, see the river below you, and veer off the darling road, the fruit loop. >> the fruit loop? >> the fruit loop. >> great to see you, too. >> makes you want to get going. >> sure does. all righty, which wines will we fall more? the wine battle begins.
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we are back on this winesday wednesday. what else would we be talking about besides our beverage of choice here? we are talking about wine. >> wine! >> founder of thirsty girl and executive wine ed editor of "food and wine" magazine are back for another edition of he said/she said, facing off to see who has the better fall wine pick. >> round two. >> how will it be broken down? >> very simply, i'm united states, she is foreign countries. >> all these wines around between $10 and $20, all great values, kick off with the category of the kids are back in school. yay! so this is prosecco from italy. great deal around $13 a bottle, $14, light, fruity, fresh for brunch. >> but this wonderful sparkling wine, california sparkling wine,
more like champagne, really elegant, delicious. $20 a bottle. >> i'm going with europe. >> europe. [ applause ] >> not going to come back here. also for fall, got fall harvest foods, hearty. butternut squash soup. >> that looks good. >> we wanted to have a chardonnay tasteoff, we realize that whoever brings chardonnay wins. >> wins. >> we brought two chardonnays. >> so good. >> isn't that delicious? >> the soup. >> so i'm taking you down to didn't do europe here, a little bit south america here, international. so this is from argentina, the at la more. >> i love jay lore, lohr. [ overlapping speakers ] >> both beautiful wines in that
12 to $14. >> you know what? jay lohr. >> next, tailgating, fall, parking lot, you have got wines that have to be portable, have to be easy to work with. >> right. >> and so, first, well -- >> basically going to go for the screw cap versus the pouch. >> we go wines. >> i want you to say it's hip to be screwed. you know that. >> it depends. >> so screw cap is fantastic. this is from south africa. crips, like, fruity. >> actually don't usually like chenin blanc. >> this is from the cliff family, famous cliff bars, incredibly environmentally friendly you great cabernet, $17, equivalent two bottles of wine. >> going with that, too. >> what is the score? >> 2-1. >> i'm going to win this one.
>> actually that soup will go with his. >> we are going to wrap up with a zinfandel, i call it black leather, a little wild and crazy. >> why do you have to rub your breasts when you say that? is that necessary? >> you know. this is from a winery in southern italy. delicious red berry, $20, great with red meat. >> zinfandel, zin your face. lovely, spicy, fun, crisp, you know, full of fruit. >> europe. >> europe? >> this one. >> they are all good. >> tied. >> tied. >> good job. look what the winner gets. >> split them among yourselves. >> that is a very expensive present. >> coming up tomorrow, actress rosie perez and ambush makeover. >> breaking your bad beauty